Man Utd And England Legend Sir Bobby Charlton Diagnosed With Dementia

Sir Bobby Charlton Diagnosed Dementia

Manchester United and England legend Sir Bobby Charlton has been diagnosed with dementia.

The shock news has been revealed by the former Manchester United star's wife Norma.

The news follows the death of his older brother Jack in July and fellow England World Cup winner Nobby Stiles on Saturday, both of whom had been diagnosed with dementia in later life.

Sir Bobby's brother Jack, who died aged 85 in July, had also suffered with the disease in his later life.

Lady Norma confirmed the sad news to The Telegraph, hoping that revealing the diagnosis ‘could help others'.

Just days ago Nobby Stiles, another member of England's World Cup winning squad, died at the age of 78.

He too had suffered with dementia in his later years.

Sir Bobby played every minute of England's stunning World Cup triumph of 1966, with brother Jack also an integral member of the squad.

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He went on the win the much-revered Ballon d'Or later that year and is widely regarded as one of the greatest footballers of all time.

This article was most recently revised and updated 3 years ago

Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.
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